This is another one of those times when one has to ask her/himself: “What were they thinking, really?” Is this a Fail in the making?
Live from Washington, Bill Jelen checks in: “Microsoft marketing has made it incredibly difficult to buy Excel 2013 with PowerPivot. I’ve heard a lot of people say that they won’t upgrade and will stick with Office 2010 forever, but this really isn’t practical.
In today’s video, I offer a workaround that will allow individuals or small companies to actually purchase Excel 2013 with PowerPivot 2013.”
*Also look toward the bottom of this post for other mentions of this issue from Rob Collie, ZDNet and Others!
“DAX FORMULAS for PowerPivot: The Excel Pro’s Guide to Mastering DAX” by Rob Collie.
*Be sure to check out these other threads dealing with the PowerPivot 2013 situation:
- Rob Collie: “Hey, Who Moved My (PowerPivot 2013) Cheese?“
- Chris Web: “Office 2013, Office 365 Editions and BI Features“
- ZDNet: “Can Microsoft bring BI to the masses if the Excel 2013 masses can’t get BI?“
- Michael Alexander: “PowerPivot and PowerView Confusion in Office 2013“
- Rob Collie: “Revolutionaries in Redmond! PowerPivotPro Readers Quoted in ZDNet!“
- Mark Polino: “Microsoft Peed On My PowerPivot“